Matthew E.K. Hall

Matt Hall


Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


American Politics
Constitutional Studies


Ph.D. (with distinction), Political Science, Yale University

Research and Teaching Interests

American political institutions, judicial behavior, personality psychology, constitutional law, and research methods

Advising Specialties

Pre-law advising


Matthew Hall specializes in American political institutions with an emphasis on judicial behavior and policy implementation. His book, The Nature of Supreme Court Power (Cambridge University Press, 2011), won the C. Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book on Law and Courts from the American Political Science Association. He has also published numerous articles in leading journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political AnalysisPublic Opinion Quarterly, and the Journal of Law and Courts. He is currently pursuing a variety of research projects, including (1) the role of personality traits in shaping judicial behavior and (2) the influence of institutional design on representation in the American states.


Office Hours

Mondays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Office: 2047 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-3015
Fax: 574-631-4405

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


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